Introduction of Dawat-e-Islami
To preach and
practice the Qur’an & Sunnah
· Naiki ki Dawat (Invitation towards good)
· Madani Qafila (Delegation for Preaching)
· Madani Gifts
· Madani Tarbiatgah (Institution)
Dawat-e-Islami is a non-political, purely religious, international propagational
movement. Its principle aim is to preach and guide Muslims to act upon the teachings of the Holy Qur’an and the Sunnah
of the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) and filling their hearts with the love of The Holy Prophet (peace and
blessings be upon him).
Dawat-e-Islami began under the auspices of Ameer-e-AhleSunnat Abu Bilal Moulana
Muhammad Ilyas Attar Qadri (may his shadow remain upon us) in 1980 in Karachi. His sincere, tireless and determined
efforts for preaching and practicing Sunnah have guided millions of sinful people to the path of piety and righteousness.
And thus, by the grace of Allah (almighty), this movement has now spread all over the world.
Different activities of Dawat-e-Islami, to guide people to practice the teachings of The Holy
Qur’an and the Sunnah are:
1) Lesson from Faizan-e-Sunnat :
is a book compiled by Ameer-e-AhleSunnat (may his shadow remain upon us). This book contains Sunnats of The Holy Prophet (peace
and blessings be upon him) about every aspect of life. Lesson from this book is given to the gathering everyday after
every Salaah in the Masjid. This practice of teaching The Sunnats exists in thousands of Masjids in the country and world
2) Naiki ki Dawat (Invitation towards good) :
This is when a group of Islamic brothers led by a preacher go door to door in
their area to give invite towards good. They also ask people to come with them to the Masjid where the preacher guides them
to follow the Holy Qur’an and The Sunnah in their daily lives. The statement of inviting others that is said by a preacher
has been written by Ameer-e-AhleSunnat.
3) Madani Qafila (Delegation for Preaching) :
To preach and teach the fundamentals of the Holy Qur’an and The Sunnah.
Madani Qafilay travel to every country of the world. These Qafilay are for 3 days, 4 days, 12 days or 30 days; each comprises
of at least six Islamic brothers and is sent to a village, city or country. Through these Madani Qafilay, many sinful Muslims
have become true followers and many non-Muslims have embraced Islam.
4) Madani Gifts :
Madani Gifts are 72 points based upon The Holy Qur’an and The Sunnah.
Every Islamic brother/sister is asked to act upon these points as much as possible and also to fill in its specific
form to evaluate your performance. The aim of this is for Muslims to get into the habit of acting upon The Sunnah in every
aspect of their life.
5) Madani Ijtima (Congregation) :
a) Weekly Ijtima :
Weekly Ijtimas are held every Thursday after Maghrib Salaah at centres in all the major cities of the country and
abroad. These Ijtimas are attended by thousands of people and the gathering comprises of recitation from The Holy Qur’an,
Naat, two lectures (bayans), remembrance of Allah (Zikr) and Dua. After that, participants form small study circles (Halqay)
and a ‘preacher’ in each Halqa teaches Sunnats based on specific topic. After these Halqay, participants are advised
to eat and then rest until Tahajjud. Tahajjud prayer is offered first and then Fajr prayer. After prayers, a short bayan (lecture)
is given to the gathering and finally the Ijtima concludes by reading Salaat-o-Salaam. Similarly, weekly Ijtima for Islamic
sisters is held at Faizan-e-Madina, Karachi on Sunday between Salaah-tul-Zuhr and Salaah-tul-Asr.
b) Annual Ijtima :
This is an international three day Ijtima held at Sehra-e-Madina in Multan, Pakistan. Large number of Ulemas (Scholars), and
Islamic brothers attend this Ijtima. It is also relayed to different cities; thus millions of Muslims around the globe are
benefited by the lectures (bayans) and Duas offered in this unique gathering.
6) Madani Tarbiatgah (Institution) :
This is the name given to the various institutes located at different places
in the country and overseas organised by Dawat-e-Islami. The objectives of these institutions are as follows:
a) To teach recitation (Nazra) of The Holy Qur’an with standard
pronunciation, and also guide students to learn The Holy Qur’an by heart (Hifz).
b) A comprehensive course
of ‘Shariah’ for 8 years is also offered in these Madani institutes in order to make students the future scholars
c) To teach and guide students to act upon The Sunnah in their daily life and also to enlighten their
heart with the love of The Holy Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him).
d) Various short courses e.g.; Imam Course,
Preacher Course, etc are also offered in these institutions.
7) Maktaba-tul-Madina :
This unit of Dawat-e-Islami publishes and distributes religious books, booklets,
pamphlets. It also releases audio cassettes and CD's of Qira’at, Naat, Speeches, etc. The mission of this unit is to
spread Islamic literature as much as possible at minimum prices to Muslims in the country and overseas.